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Between the six of them, the cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 sure know how to stir up drama — and make for some pretty addicting TV. (Catch the season premiere November 4 at 8/7c). But we bet you didn't know that one of them is an expert in business information technology, while another is an ace at sociology.
That's right: The Georgia peaches are not only fierce, fabulous, and amazingly fun to watch — they're also educated in a variety of smartypants topics. Keep scrolling to see where each of the Atlanta pals (and some of their kids) studied up.
Cynthia Bailey's college campus was runways all over the world. At just 18 years old, the Atlanta stunner began traveling internationally to model — now, she runs her own fashion school. She's also the "proud mama bear" to Noelle, a new Howard University student.
We think it's safe to say that Noelle Robinson is already feeling some pride for her university.
Before getting schooled in runway moves by Tyra Banks on America's Next Top Model, Eva Marcille studied at Clark Atlanta University. And, had the reality show not catapulted her career in modeling, Eva would have been on her way to Vanderbilt Law School. The newlywed once told Ebony:
"Education is fundamental. And I know some aren’t blessed to be afforded the luxury, ’cause as sad as it is ... it is still a luxury. I’d say when you’re young, look for someone, an older woman, you’d like to emulate. Not necessarily her career, but the soul and essence of that woman. I use women like [editor] Susan Taylor and Tyra Banks to girdle me up so I can find my own strength and forge my own path."
In 1994, Kandi Burruss graduated from Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia. Now, the singer has a high-school-age daughter — and the whipsmart 16-year-old took summer classes in law at Stanford University this past summer.
NeNe Leakes could teach a course in epic clapbacks. (Booop!) But she's also been a student. NeNe studied at Atlanta's Morris Brown College for two years before she became pregnant and had to drop out. How time flies! Now, NeNe's youngest son, Brentt is a high-school graduate himself!
In the upcoming Season of RHOA, we'll see Porsha Williams' baby bump expand. But long before that, the talk-show host expanded her mind, studying business information technology at the American InterContinental University in Illinois.
Season 11 rookie Shamari DeVoe sings, acts, and even counsels couples on marital issues. But, that's not all the twin mom has accomplished. In 2013, Shamari graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in sociology.
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